The National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University in Montgomery as the location for the third and final interpretative center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail.
The park service and university President Gwendolyn Boyd signed a memorandum of understanding Monday. The signing comes one year before Alabama plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march.
Several sites in the capital city competed for the interpretative center, but officials said community support and resources clinched it for ASU.
About 200 people carried signs and sang spiritual songs at a rally at the Alabama Capitol marking the end of a re-enactment of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.
The protesters chanted old civil rights slogans, but also protested current issues. Many of the demonstrators carried signs protesting an education accountability bill that Republican lawmakers recently pushed through the Legislature.
A group re-enacting the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march is scheduled to complete the journey at the state Capitol.
The group began its walk Monday. They are supposed to complete the last leg from west Montgomery to the downtown Capitol about 11 a.m. Friday. They will stand where Martin Luther King Jr. addressed thousands of marchers in 1965.